Automatic String Replace by Examples at ACM GECCO 2013. The conference will be held in Amsterdam at the beginning of next July.
In this work, we propose a tool based on genetic programming (GP) for generating automatically both the search pattern and the replacement expression of a search-and-replace task. The tool just requires few examples, provided by the user, in terms of the input text along with the desired output text.
While approaching this scenario, we tackled the several correlated problems using both evolutionary tools and ad-hoc algorithms.